The Future of Work: Virtual Reality versus Workforce Disruption

The second round of GoToMeeting Canada’s week-long national #FutureofWork discussion happened over Twitter yesterday.

Two big trends — virtual reality and workforce disruption — went head-to-head as entrepreneurs and startups voiced their opinion on which will have the biggest impact on the future of work.

Topics included the promising business applications of virtual reality, opportunities automation and AI may bring to SMBs and the rise of technological unemployment.

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Did you Buy a TV or Computer with a LCD Screen Between 1998 to 2006?

Law firms Siskinds and Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman announced this week court approval of a protocol for the distribution of settlement funds in the Canadian LCD price-fixing class action. 

The class action alleges price-fixing in the market for liquid crystal display (LCD) panels used in televisions, computer monitors and laptop computers and settlements totaling $37.6 million have been reached with five defendant groups.

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Salesforce Makes a Big Play for Wearable Tech

Wearable technology is a big story in the news right now but enterprise-focused cloud computing company Salesforce says its not just for consumers - there are also business applications for wearables.

Earlier this month, the company launched its wearable-focused Salesforce1 Platform and several Canadian companies have already developed apps for it.

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Toronto Startuppers: Get Your Ping Pong On At Startupong

Anyone involved in the Toronto startup scene would probably tell you how awesome it is to be a part of.

Not only is it growing incredibly fast and putting Toronto on the map as a tech leader — you only have to look as far as Shopify and Wattpad to know we’re kicking serious butt — but we’re a close community that’s supportive of each other and determined to see fellow startuppers succeed.

We also like to play just as hard as we work.

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Today's Internet Slowdown Day Gets Canadian Support

Canadian digital rights group OpenMedia.ca has joined Netflix, reddit, Vimeo, and a huge international coalition to support Internet Slowdown Day today.

Dozens of major sites have agreed to show their users a perpetual ‘loading’ icon, to symbolize how the loss of net neutrality rules could slow many favourite websites to a crawl.

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Mood-Based Music Discovery Strings.FM Wants to Bring Back the Mixtape

Andrew Konoff says he used spend a lot of time making - and sharing - physical mixtapes and CDs. He says it was a way to tell his friends what he was feeling through music.

“This is a way I’ve always connected with people,” he says. But, with the move away from physical storage and the growing popularity of streaming music services, he noticed that “something had changes about how people communicate by music.”

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Moms Push for Greater Privacy Control on Facebook

With 1.3 billion monthly active Facebook users, you wouldn’t think that a few privacy-conscious moms would have any impact on the social media giant.

But with one in three bloggers being a mom, according to Neilson, and the uproar over the latest Facebook Messenger app emerging from some of those very blogs, Facebook is feeling the push for greater privacy control from a key demographic.

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